June 5, 2017


Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong


Elder Love

Summer has arrived!!

June 5, 2017


This week has been another great one on Tseung Kwan O! But unfortunately the summer heat is starting to kick in. It is incredibly humid here and the humidity and heat can be a pretty uncomfortable. It's super weird to me because back home when it rains it cools down, but here it warms up.

Other than that, things are going fantastically well. The ward here is so supportive and the Lord just keeps blessing us with success. It's such a blessing to be serving here in Hong Kong. This week we had to take a missionary survey about safety and as I was taking it I realized how incredibly safe it is here. It's one of the tender mercies of the Lord.

This week we also had the blessing of having interviews with the mission president. Among other things, in my interview we talked about how as investigators join and live the gospel in every way they can, It will bless their families and open the door to the celestial kingdom for all of their family. We are so blessed to have such a loving Heavenly Father with such a wonderful and merciful plan.

I am so happy that I have the opportunity to declare the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Hope Y'all have a good week and continue to see how God blesses your lives.

Warm regards,

Elder Ashton

Fun fact 1: Elder Ashton shared that he played soccer in the 95% humidity and 95 degrees, which meant his clothes were so soaked with sweat it was like they were in the laundry, but grosser.

Fun fact 2: Elder Ashton sends home fun little tips to his sister who is preparing for a mission. Like “get a small bag you can use to carry clothe and stuff for exchanges.”

You can email Elder Ashton at

If you would like to send him regular mail:
Elder Joel Ashton
18 Dorset Crescent
Kowloon Tong
Kowloon City
Hong Kong

Thank you for your prayers and support!


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